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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1103850



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
City of PortsmouthUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1953

Date of most recent amendment: 18-Mar-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 474977

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SU6401 OLD COMMERCIAL ROAD, Landport 774-1/7/280 (West side) 10/01/53 No.393 Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum (Formerly Listed as: COMMERCIAL ROAD, Landport No.393)


House, now museum. Late C18. Red brick in Flemish bond. Plain tile hipped roof, brick stack on right. 2 storeys, attic and basement, 2 bays. 5 stone steps with flanking attached railings approach recessed 6-fielded panel door, upper panels glazed, panelled reveals, flanking narrow pilasters and cut pediment. On right and to first floor each has two 12-pane sashes, ground floor sashes have attached shutters. Brick dentil band with stone cap, stone coped parapet. Hipped dormer with 6-pane sash. Charles Dickens was born in this house on 7th February 1812. It was then called 1 Mile End Terrace, Landport, or 387 Mile End Road. Listed Grade I as the birthplace of Charles Dickens. (Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs: Portsmouth: 1974-: 89; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Lloyd DW: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth: 1967-: 459).

Listing NGR: SU6440801230

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Lloyd, D W , Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs, (1974), 89
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1967), 459

National Grid Reference: SU 64408 01230


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